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    Without digging through the thread, can someone with a small frame and 100mm fork measure standover about the front of the chainrings??

    Thanks in advance
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    pics of helium guide
    works fine even though it is offset
    hasn't dropped the chain in choppy roots


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    So after doing some digging I discovered that my X9 rear derailer is actually a type 2, I suspect this is why I haven't suffered from chain slap problems or despite not having a chain guide dropped chain! I think for now I'm going to go to change guide less and see what happens. Great info folks thanks!
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    Is there anyone running SS that wants to sell me their front derailleur adapter? Canfield has been back ordered on these since August!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodgerdodger View Post
    Is there anyone running SS that wants to sell me their front derailleur adapter? Canfield has been back ordered on these since August!
    PM me your address. I will mail you one on Monday

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    I'm in the same boat as Rodger Dodger.

    I'm converting mine from a SS to a 1x9, but Sean at Canfield said they are out of stock of the FD adapter for the Nimble 9.

    Let me know if anyone has one, too.

    Thanks!

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    why do you need a front derailleur if you are doing 1x9 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan GSR View Post
    why do you need a front derailleur if you are doing 1x9 ?
    To keep your chain from falling off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan GSR View Post
    why do you need a front derailleur if you are doing 1x9 ?

    I have a direct mount MRP 1.x chain guide that I want to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain_America1976 View Post
    PM me your address. I will mail you one on Monday
    Captain America,

    Thank you for offering me your second one.

    Let me know what you want to cover the cost of shipping and the FD mount adapter.

    PM sent to you back with addy.

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    I picked up a white Brothers Rock Solid fork in the 490mm axle to crown length for my N9, just need to get a post mount adapter to finish it up. With my cheesy angle finder, it looks like head angle is 69.5 degrees or so.
    I only ride bikes to fill the time when I'm not skiing.

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    2nd ride, seems like it's going to be a helluva woods bike

    Hey I just noticed I put my bash on wrong too!
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    Nice! I love the orange!! I like the pedals that is going to be the ones I buy for the big bike but they are so spendy!!

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    Yeah the pedals were a hit but I'm liking that they seem to want to spin and spin and spin ... I have MG-1s on other bikes and they seem to have a dead spot where you have to roll the blocky pedal body over. Could be psychological too
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    Hey Bob, glad you like it. Were there lots of trees down up there? There were tons at KSF.

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    We were lucky here, no trees down at the Park at all. I heard the Kanawha Trace trails had problems with it though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain_America1976 View Post
    PM me your address. I will mail you one on Monday
    Thanks Captain, PM sent!

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    Just got my Nimble 9 frame yesterday and setting up SS

    What are you guys using for torque spec on the drop out bolts? If any?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by scfreak View Post
    Just got my Nimble 9 frame yesterday and setting up SS

    What are you guys using for torque spec on the drop out bolts? If any?

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    I just crank them tight.

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    That will work

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    Quote Originally Posted by scfreak View Post
    What are you guys using for torque spec on the drop out bolts? If any?
    I emailed Sean to ask that and he basically said tight, then a little tighter. They can't slip forward with the screws in the dropout, and mine haven't slid back either.

    His words follow:
    The drop out bolts should be tightened VERY firmly. Pretty much
    tighten the bolt all the way and go back and give each 1 a 1/8-1/4 turn.
    Once these are tight, you will have no issues with rear wheel coming out
    of adjustment.
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    FWIW, working on rigging up an N-gear jump stop to work so I can set up 1x9 when cables show up tomorrow. Pretty simple, I just welded two nuts to the end of a piece of 5/16" fuel line go offset it back from the seat post, The blobs shown in the photo are spot welds that I'll grind down on the final version. I'm not sure I've got it set back far enough yet though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky View Post
    Without digging through the thread, can someone with a small frame and 100mm fork measure standover about the front of the chainrings??
    I finally remembered to measure this ... Small frame, Manitou Minute 100mm, 2.3 tires, about 29" at the front of the chainring. Hopefully you already got this info before now though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wv_bob View Post
    I finally remembered to measure this ... Small frame, Manitou Minute 100mm, 2.3 tires, about 29" at the front of the chainring. Hopefully you already got this info before now though.
    Awesome, it will work for my wife then. Time to start saving for her an upgrade.
    Thanks wv_bob!
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    Great bike



    Brings a smile to my face every time I ride her

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    Quote Originally Posted by natepac View Post


    Brings a smile to my face every time I ride her
    I recognize that one - when I finally got the ok from the wife to pull the trigger it was spoken for. Glad you're loving it.
    eh?

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    Give her a good home.
    She was my daily ride for the last few years.
    and has a one-of-kind 29" wide flat DH Edge(enve) bar that was made for Mitch Ropelato.
    Sorry about the heavy gearing- I liked to sprint the ups for DH training.

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    So I got my maiden voyage yesterday on the Nimble and coming off a aluminum HT 29 Niner One 9 this thing rides twice as smooth as a aluminum frame. It absorbs the bumps like crazy The slacker HS with a 100mm fork made descending much more controlled than than the steeper 71 HS of the Niner. The short chain stay made the technical climbing great and you could lift the front end over anything without much thought, this was a little concerning coming up to a steep climb but I stood up and it dug into the hillside and flew up without any hesitation I had no heal strikes the entire ride so I was stoked on that and the sliding dropouts never moved out of position(another concern I had)

    Over all I'm totally stoked about the Nimble 9 and can't wait to ride it again
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    Great to see another white Nimble 9 and nice to hear that you like it! I really like the white fork which I didn't think i would. Looks like you have room to remove a chain link and shorten the stays even more if you want. The rear triangle is really compliant. I was afraid it would be harsh being so short but on the hard hits it feels like a it gives a little suspension.

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    That all white looks killer!
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    Its funny, I thought the N9 was pretty stiff....until I got onto my buddies Soul Cycles Hooligan! Granted, its not an apples to apples comparison, but after about 5 miles on the Hooligan, the Canfield felt like a Cadillac!

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    WVJon75 I was wondering on how the wheel positioning would feel?
    How close did you move it inward?
    Yeah the white came out pretty good but shows everything

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    Not to answer for Jon, but my wheel is as far forward as I could get it. Had to use a half-link to get it there though (32x22). When I put gears on it I'll shove it all the way up. I've noticed nothing but good comparing it to my long 29ers.
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    To add to what Bob said basically it will just increase all the positive attributes of the shorted stayed bike. It will be even easier to loft the front and wheelie, plus you may notice a difference in the handling. It will probably be a little, well.....more Nimble.

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    Cool I'll give it a try. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob1035 View Post
    Its funny, I thought the N9 was pretty stiff....until I got onto my buddies Soul Cycles Hooligan! Granted, its not an apples to apples comparison, but after about 5 miles on the Hooligan, the Canfield felt like a Cadillac!
    In my opinion, the N9 is anything but stiff. It is actually the most flexy frame I have ever owned. The reason is obvious, it is made of small diameter steel tube and is relatively light weight. Compared to my last frame, a transAM, it is like riding a trampoline.

    This isn't a criticism. Stiffness can be good or bad depending on rider preference, riding style and terrain. For my local parks, the flexibility is good. I would only want stiffer if doing larger all mountain on a regular basis, maybe. Currently i am looking to stiffen up my ride with tougher handlebars. At 740mm wide, carbon whisky7 bars flex like mad. This scares me while the frame flexibility does not.

    My only criticism after riding the frame for a few months is that the straight 1.25" head tube limits us to 32mm stanchion forks. I would prefer 34mm but those are only offered with tapered steer tubes. The nimble9 really deserves a 44mm head tube. While frame flex is preferable at times, fork twisting and bowing is not. 120mm 29er forks are a bit tall for 32mm and flex noticeably. It wouldn't surprise me if a larger head tube is found on the n9 in the next year or two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dfiler View Post
    It wouldn't surprise me if a larger head tube is found on the n9 in the next year or two.
    Word is that Canfield is working on a new 29" Chromo HT with the ability to run a tapered steerer. Unfortunately I don't know much more than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshM View Post
    Word is that Canfield is working on a new 29" Chromo HT with the ability to run a tapered steerer. Unfortunately I don't know much more than that.
    My bank account hates this. But that would be all kinds of awesome.

    A friend just picked up a kona honzo frame yesterday. If the n9 accepted tapered forks, he would have bought a Canfield instead.

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    Yep, my stable now includes a N9 and a Honzo - the N9 feels a little undergunned against the Honzo but what it looses in muscle it picks up in the weigh stakes. I wouldn't say the N9 is flexy, it's just flexy compared to the tank that is a Honzo. Compared to my El Mariachi, the N9 is pretty solid indeed.

    I'm keen to see what the Brothers have for 2013 - love my N9 but would jump at something that could accommodate a tapered steerer (150mm rear option too please boys if you're listening).

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    Finally a pic of my Nimble 9 from today. Adding some blue accents but not sure how much to add and where. I'm thinking maybe the bashgaurd should be black and go with blue handlebars? What do you think?
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    Wvjon75 the fork looks sick black! Liking the blue as well

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    Looks good Jon

    Blue pedals FTW
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    Yeah, I want to get the crampon pedals. I really want to give up the clipless thing. I feel better on steep chunky stuff and I think my knees like it better too. I thought my bunny hopping would suffer with the flats but not really so.
    I ordered some Blue raceface turbine bars. I'm afraid it might be too much blue. I'll see when the dust settles. I swear I think I like these bikes as an art piece in my living room as much as riding them...lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WVJon75 View Post
    Finally a pic of my Nimble 9 from today. Adding some blue accents but not sure how much to add and where. I'm thinking maybe the bashgaurd should be black and go with blue handlebars? What do you think?
    Definitely leave the bashguard blue. Remove sloppy looking chainstay protector, replace with a slice of mousepad or a bike tube (your choice, mousepad is lighter) cleanly wrapped with blue electrical tape. Then a blue headset (because the headset should match the seat clamp), and if you really want to go crazy throw on some blue grip clamps, and call it good. Failure to follow these instructions will result in an arrest by the fashion police leading to a sentence of 10 years in Detroit.

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    Anybody running Middleburn square tapers on their N9? I have a set to transfer from another bike, but have some spindle length & offset issues. Currently using external BB XT's, but prefer the Middleburns.

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    First 29er

    Took the picture before my first ride. Weights in at about 23 pounds. Couldn't be happier. Also my first single speed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hockeyplaya1616 View Post
    Took the picture before my first ride. Weights in at about 23 pounds. Couldn't be happier. Also my first single speed.
    Nice Misfit, but this is a Canfield N9 thread.

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    2013 Nimble9 coming with a 44mm headtube, say it ain't so?

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    If I could ask a favor, could anyone with an XL N9 measure their top tube and down tube diameters for me? I'm trying to get a ballpark stiffness feel for this bike, since they're pretty rare around these parts. I'm a little worried it will be too rigid for my supple steel loving self.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    2013 Nimble9 coming with a 44mm headtube, say it ain't so?

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater
    If that is true, looks like I will need to pick up a new frame and fork........Thanks canfield

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    Quote Originally Posted by seat_boy View Post
    If I could ask a favor, could anyone with an XL N9 measure their top tube and down tube diameters for me? I'm trying to get a ballpark stiffness feel for this bike, since they're pretty rare around these parts. I'm a little worried it will be too rigid for my supple steel loving self.

    Thanks,

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    Eric,
    I'm running a rigid steel fork and it's not "too" stiff. Besides, I think that is butted tubing, so measuring the outside diameters will only give you half the info you need.
    Generally the Honzo is stiffer while a Niner MCR/SIR is less stiff. Not sure where other frames fall on the spectrum of stiffness, but the N9 is probably just above average for higher-end steel frames. Hopefully that helps compare to bikes that you know.

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    Reel Purdy Bike! I doubt they'd make one with vertical dropout but I'd like to see one with swapable dropouts to cater for gears!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tea@Dimbola View Post
    Reel Purdy Bike! I doubt they'd make one with vertical dropout but I'd like to see one with swapable dropouts to cater for gears!
    They do.

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    I moved back to Ohio 2 years ago and finally succumbed to building a hardtail that would suit the (lack of) terrain around here. Did a lot of research and the Nimble 9 ticked the most boxes. What a good choice - I love the short stays, not-too-harsh-ride, and quick handling of this thing.

    This is my first ever hardtail, so it's taking a little while to adjust my technique to smooth out the rough stuff...I'm used to a rear damper handling that job while my legs are just powering up the technical climbs.

    Wanted to make it a little special so I did the custom graphics...Aspen trunks for fork legs and Aspen leaves around the headtube. Hey, you can always dream your out West...


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    N9 Front by a.r.neumann, on Flickr


    Nimble_9_0006 by a.r.neumann, on Flickr

    Since I took these pictures I've added a Bling Ring and some chunkier tires for the winter months...Vredestein Black Panther Extremes. With a name like that, you know they kick @ss.

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    Awesome bike man! I love the graphics. Great job on the build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dovetrue View Post
    Awesome bike man! I love the graphics. Great job on the build.
    Agreed! Nice customization, Pslide!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pslide View Post
    ...

    Wanted to make it a little special so I did the custom graphics...Aspen trunks for fork legs and Aspen leaves around the headtube. ...
    NICE!
    (and original)

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    Cheers guys. Hardest part is not being able to ride it due to crappy weather this time of year...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pslide View Post
    Cheers guys. Hardest part is not being able to ride it due to crappy weather this time of year...
    Nice graphics! They should hire you to replace their ugly cheap looking tacky stickers.

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    That's definitely the nicest looking N9 I've seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SS Hack View Post
    Nice graphics! They should hire you to replace their ugly cheap looking tacky stickers.
    Thanks. I actually did the graphics for the original Banshee Legend Mk2. I knew Keith and sent him some designs just for fun and they went with it. I wanted something a bit more classic for the Nimble 9 though. I used wet transfer decals and then clear coated them with Spraymax 2k. Not perfect but not bad for a garage job, and seems like it will last.


    (Sorry for non-nimble-9 content!)

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    killin' me

    You guys are killing me with all these great builds. I've been shopping around for a used XL but no luck. Was 2012 the first year of the XL? It looks like there are still 3 XL's available on their website, maybe I should go new or wait for the updated 2013's?
    Anyone selling?

    From their website
    "We are gearing up for our 2013 production. ETA on the new frame is mid Spring. Email us for more information."

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    Quote Originally Posted by TBMD9er View Post
    You guys are killing me with all these great builds. I've been shopping around for a used XL but no luck. Was 2012 the first year of the XL? It looks like there are still 3 XL's available on their website, maybe I should go new or wait for the updated 2013's?
    Anyone selling?

    From their website
    "We are gearing up for our 2013 production. ETA on the new frame is mid Spring. Email us for more information."
    Just got my Purple XL tonight! Wanted Orange but they were all gone!



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    I like the purple!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pslide View Post
    Cheers guys. Hardest part is not being able to ride it due to crappy weather this time of year...
    NICE LOOKING NIMBLE!!!

    have you considered making it SS and riding it in the crappy weather?

    mine's a dedicated SS and I love it. Ride it all winter and don't worry about messing it up.

    Cheers!
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    So that is were the purple one went

    [QUOTE=SeaBass_;9945614]Just got my Purple XL tonight! Wanted Orange but they were all gone!

    I've been watching their inventory for a while and they had 4 XL's left, 2 purple, 2 bone white, but now they are down to 3.
    SeaBass, what are your dimensions? I saw a couple of used larges, but I think I really need an XL, especially with the slack HT angle and if I want to go with the shorter stem trend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unezridr View Post
    NICE LOOKING NIMBLE!!!

    have you considered making it SS and riding it in the crappy weather?

    mine's a dedicated SS and I love it. Ride it all winter and don't worry about messing it up.

    Cheers!
    Thanks man!

    I like the idea of SS, and my buddy is running his N9 single, but I don't think I have the legs for some of the hillier rides around here. I don't get out often enough to stay in SS shape. So I went 1x10 with a 30T in front and 11x36 in the rear. I feel it's a bit more versatile, pretty happy with it.

    PS - It's not the bike I'm worried about riding in the winter, it's trashing the trails...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeaBass_ View Post
    Just got my Purple XL tonight! Wanted Orange but they were all gone!

    I've been watching their inventory for a while and they had 4 XL's left, 2 purple, 2 bone white, but now they are down to 3.
    SeaBass, what are your dimensions? I saw a couple of used larges, but I think I really need an XL, especially with the slack HT angle and if I want to go with the shorter stem trend.

    I'm 6'2 with a 34" inseam and long arms. I'll be running a 100mm fork with a 70mm stem to start on the XL frame. Straight Al seatpost for now as well so I can see if I need setback before I drop coin on a Ti post. Call Sean at Canfield. He usually answers the phone. I spoke to him regarding sizing and he was happy to answer my questions.

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    If it helps, I'm 6'3", have the XL frame, and started with 70 mm stem and straight seat post and ended up swapping to a 90 mm stem to get the cockpit to feel right.

    Was kinda bummed because I liked how the 70 mm stem handled.

    In my opinion the XL frame is a little short in TT length.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeaBass_ View Post
    Just got my Purple XL tonight! Wanted Orange but they were all gone!
    Congrats on the frame. Purple looks bad ass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubthang View Post
    Congrats on the frame. Purple looks bad ass.
    Thanks Dub! See you at SSAP 2013??

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    2 coats of frame saver and I was ready to check some clearances. Found out the BBG Bashwich wouldn't work because the inner bash would hit the stay. Fixed that and then mounted the rear wheel to see if the WWLT 2.55 would fit:


    No Problemo!
    I'm really surprised how short the stays are!


    Waiting on some parts and I can proceed.

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    That's crazy fitment for a 2.55 tire!
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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    That's crazy fitment for a 2.55 tire!
    Yep good clearance, but they never should have called that a 2.55 tire either though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeaBass_ View Post
    Found out the BBG Bashwich wouldn't work because the inner bash would hit the stay.Fixed that ...
    I had that same idea but read in some post that it wouldn;t work. What did you do to fix it?

    Right now I've got an outer bash and one of these that I'm trying to get installed.



    When I gave up last night, it was rubbing the chain in low gear so I tried another spacer and that jammed the crank up when I torqued the arms down. Back to the drawing board.
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    Wrote up a little review of my Nimble 9 this morning

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeaBass_ View Post
    Thanks Dub! See you at SSAP 2013??
    Definitely. A handful of us will be there from Maine. My Nimble is getting a fresh rebuild this winter. I'll post up pics as it happens.

    I have these waiting to be built up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky View Post
    Yep good clearance, but they never should have called that a 2.55 tire either though.
    True that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wv_bob View Post
    I had that same idea but read in some post that it wouldn;t work. What did you do to fix it?

    Right now I've got an outer bash and one of these that I'm trying to get installed.



    When I gave up last night, it was rubbing the chain in low gear so I tried another spacer and that jammed the crank up when I torqued the arms down. Back to the drawing board.
    I just took it off. Gonna run it as an SS so with proper alignment and tension I'm hoping not to address it again.

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    I didn't have any problems with mine as a SS and only an outer bash so you should be good to go. I just wanted to give a 1x9 a shot more for the higher gears than for the lower ones ... any hill I can't get up with a 32x22 I'm not going to get up with a lower gear either.

    I got the Hope keeper installed. This time I followed the instructions to the letter, even using a square and level to make sure I lined it up to the BB as per Hope. No rubbing at all. It's raining cats and dogs so may be no test ride for a week, this is what it looks like though:
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    Quote Originally Posted by wv_bob View Post
    I didn't have any problems with mine as a SS and only an outer bash so you should be good to go. I just wanted to give a 1x9 a shot more for the higher gears than for the lower ones ... any hill I can't get up with a 32x22 I'm not going to get up with a lower gear either.

    I got the Hope keeper installed. This time I followed the instructions to the letter, even using a square and level to make sure I lined it up to the BB as per Hope. No rubbing at all. It's raining cats and dogs so may be no test ride for a week, this is what it looks like though:
    Holy Sh*t, I don't think I've seen a Hurst sticker since the early 90's!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeaBass_ View Post
    Holy Sh*t, I don't think I've seen a Hurst sticker since the early 90's!
    You say that like it was a long time ago ... and now I feel really old
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    What is the car in the background?
    Last edited by tdee; 12-09-2012 at 07:52 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeaBass_ View Post
    Call Sean at Canfield. He usually answers the phone. I spoke to him regarding sizing and he was happy to answer my questions.
    Sean is a great guy, I've been emailing him the past week and he was really helpful with my questions. He is the main reason I'll be ordering a 2013 N9 instead of buying used. I also hear good things coming for the N9. Com on may!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdee View Post
    What is the car in the background?
    69 road runner
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    Quote Originally Posted by wv_bob View Post
    69 road runner
    I'm a Mopar man myself. 2009 300C AWD with CAI and a Diablo 93 tune. Love to have a romp in a 69 Road Runner though!

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    So what works best? 29.8 or 30.0 Seatpost clamp? Gotta pick one up.

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    I have a 30.0 and it works just fine. So go whichever you want and can find easier.

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    i would go with smaller, too big could prevent it from clamping properly. and each manufacturer is going to have different tolerances
    i had an extra 29.6 laying around and it works

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    I've had some slipping with a generic 30.0 bolt on. Went to a Hope thinking I'd get better clamping force but it's a 30.0 also. Waiting on a change in the weather to see if it helps. At least it's a QR so if the post slips I can raise it back up when needed..
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    Quote Originally Posted by tdee View Post
    Sean is a great guy, I've been emailing him the past week and he was really helpful with my questions. He is the main reason I'll be ordering a 2013 N9 instead of buying used. I also hear good things coming for the N9. Com on may!

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    Indeed, the entire (what is it, like 4 guys?!?) Canfield crew are top-notch.
    It's been a year and a half since I started this thread (1389 replies, and 183,188 views! ) and every time I ride my N9, I still get a smile on my face. It just does everything I ask of it, with no surprises.
    Definitely one of the best purchases I've ever made.

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    I have 30.0 salsa and it is working fine so far

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeaBass_ View Post
    So what works best? 29.8 or 30.0 Seatpost clamp? Gotta pick one up.
    I had a 30.0 IRD Tailfin qr at first. Could never get it to work smoothly. It would bind up, and never be tight enough. I have a 29.8 Thomson collar now, and the thing fits like a glove.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubthang View Post
    I had a 30.0 IRD Tailfin qr at first. Could never get it to work smoothly. It would bind up, and never be tight enough. I have a 29.8 Thomson collar now, and the thing fits like a glove.
    Ordered the Thomson 29.8 last night!

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    Noticed in some of the pics of the bare frame, with the big Canfield label removed. So it's just a sticker over the clearcoat? Typically, the label is under the clearcoat.

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    Yeah you could pick the decals right off the frame if you wanted to. IMO being able to peel them off is a benefit, not a problem. (They're ugly.) Mine sure seem to be stuck pretty darned good though. Can't imagine them coming off by themselves.

    I thought of having some pinstriping done on mine that incorporates the Canfield skull logo, but to do that I'd have to tear my bike down and ship it off for a week or more. That's not going to happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wv_bob View Post
    Yeah you could pick the decals right off the frame if you wanted to. IMO being able to peel them off is a benefit, not a problem. (They're ugly.) Mine sure seem to be stuck pretty darned good though. Can't imagine them coming off by themselves.

    I thought of having some pinstriping done on mine that incorporates the Canfield skull logo, but to do that I'd have to tear my bike down and ship it off for a week or more. That's not going to happen.
    Thanks! Yep, i can see the benefit, but was concerned that if they're left on, that they'd start to peel away at the edges. I haven't seen one in person, but from some of the white frame pics, they look good to me.

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    Anyone considering letting go of a small or know of any deals? Guess for the most part, they're only sold directly from Canfield? Seems like a great complement to my Jabber to change things up once in a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenaustin View Post
    Thanks! Yep, i can see the benefit, but was concerned that if they're left on, that they'd start to peel away at the edges. I haven't seen one in person, but from some of the white frame pics, they look good to me.
    Canfield provides a sheet of various stickers with each frame. There are multiple copies of each version allowing you to mix and match or replace stickers. Some of these went on my bike rack but I've still got plenty left in case the ones that came on the frame get damaged.

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